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Mecum Chicago 2021 Collector Car Auction Preview

Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will hold Mecum Chicago 2021—the area’s only annual collector car auction event—this Oct. 21-23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. The auction will feature an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more to cross the auction block.

Among the featured lots consigned for Mecum Chicago 2021 are a handful of Corvette convertibles including a highly acclaimed 1968 model (Lot S94) that was Bloomington Gold, Survivor and Benchmark certified in 2017, part of a 2018 Bloomington Gold special collection and also a three-time NCRS Top Flight award winner; a Nassau Blue 1966 model (Lot F79) that is powered by a 400 CI small-block V-8 engine and features an automatic transmission; and a 1968 L89 model (Lot S147) built on Oct. 18, 1967, and boasting Bloomington Gold certification achieved in 1993.

Mecum Chicago 2021 Collector Car Auction Preview
Mecum Chicago 2021 Collector Car Auction Set for Oct. 21-23 with 1,000 Vehicles on Offer at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Another offering slated to rock the Chicago block is an unrestored 1970 Buick GSX (Lot S128) that’s one of 678 produced and one of 491 in Saturn Yellow; the car is powered by a 455 CI V-8 engine and is equipped with an automatic transmission. For those seeking more traditional American classics, there will be a 1956 Buick Century Convertible (Lot F95) wearing two-tone Tahitian Coral and white paint powered by a 322 CI V-8 engine and Dynaflow automatic transmission, and a 1936 Ford Deluxe Phaeton (S76) that is finished in a Washington Blue exterior with tan leather upholstery, and features a 221 CI flathead V-8 engine and a 3-speed transmission.

The Jimmy Vasquez Collection will include 10 consignments, most of which are low-mileage vehicles from the Bowtie brand, including a two-owner, unrestored 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Lot F76) with just 12,500 miles, and a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition (Lot F82) used for the Gatorade Dual at Daytona on Feb. 14, 2008, that is one of two produced and shows just 120 miles.

The Patrick M. Hurst Collection of 50 vehicles includes 42 offered at no reserve. Among the selection is a 1955 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup (Lot S41) that was recently restored and features a 350 CI V-8 small-block engine and Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmission, as well as a 1938 Packard Super 8 Convertible Coupe (Lot S55) with a 356 CI inline 8-cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission.

Mecum Chicago 2021 Collector Car Auction Preview
Mecum Chicago 2021 Collector Car Auction Set for Oct. 21-23 with 1,000 Vehicles on Offer at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Those interested in consigning a vehicle for auction at Mecum Chicago 2021 may find complete details about the consignment process and pricing at Mecum.com. Bidder registration is available online in advance and on-site at the auction for $200, and it includes admission for two persons to the three auction days. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Oct. 23; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Presiding health and safety protocols will remain in place for all those in attendance. For those unable to attend in person, enhanced remote bidding options are also available, including both online and telephone bidding.

For more information on Mecum Chicago 2021 and all other scheduled 2021 auctions, visit Mecum.com. Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments and includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles to be offered. For schedule information, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum events, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.

Schedule:
Mecum Chicago 2021
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Oct. 21-23, 2021

Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Oct. 20—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.

Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.

Auction: Vehicles start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

TV Schedule on NBC Sports Network: To be announced.

By: Mecum Auctions | Phtoos Courtesy of: Mecum Auctions

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